Men and monsters is the second EP from Balthasar, taking its inspirational sources in British horror stories from the 19th century. Mainly centered on Progressive Metal acts, their music takes you through the different stories all along the 32 minutes of the effort.
Balthasar is :
Lyrics: Jeremy Parker, with some help from Adam McNeill and Niall Temple
Composition: Jeremy Parker, Adam McNeill and Niall Temple, with some help from Felicity Parker, Rob Lee and Tim Watson
All Guitars: Adam McNeill
All Keyboard: Niall Temple
All Bass: Jeremy Parker
All Vocals: Jeremy Parker
Drum Programming: Jeremy Parker and Niall Temple
Mixing and Engineering: Jeremy Parker
Mastering: Niall Temple
Artwork by Jeremy Parker
February 15, 2014 Subject:
Men And Monsters by Balthasar
This band can kind of play that agile old school Prog finger tapping arpeggio thing when they need to do it but the over all the sound of the band at a whole is way below average. Its like they spent a while focusing on how to play guitar by doing all of these Prog arpeggios because they sound adequate at it but not a great deal of time learning anything else. The band needs to up their rhythm guitar playing skills and develop a better vocal sound imo. I give this album two stars.